Archipelago Doctrine : Building Climate Resilience
A session by Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Date : Monday, 7 November 2016
Time : 14.40 – 16.00 GMT
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP22, Marrakech, Morocco
As the largest archipelagic country in the world with its internationally recognized Archipelago Doctrine (Wawasan Nusantara), Indonesia enforces its maritime vision as development policy directives and strategies. Indonesia has a vital role in combatting global climate change due to its pivotal geographic position in the global ocean conveyor belt (thermohaline circulation), and its extensive tropical rainforests, with their high biodiversity, high carbon stock values and energy and mineral resources.
At the same time, Indonesia is naturally vulnerable to natural disasters that will be exacerbated by climate change especially in low-lying areas throughout the archipelago. Therefore Indonesia views integrated land- and ocean-based climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts as a critical strategic consideration in achieving climate resilience infood, water and energy. As climate change becomes a reality, Indonesia must continue to seek a balance between its current and future development priorities. Indonesia’s strategic development goals, known as the Nawacita (or Nine Agenda Priorities), are charting the transitional path towards realizing meaningful and long-term changes aligned Indonesia’s vision as a politically sovereign and economically self-reliant nation with deep roots in its cultural identity.
The Indonesia’s strategic development goals of Nawacita – Nine Agenda Priorities – aligning Indonesia’s vision as a politically sovereign and economically self-reliant nation with deep roots in its cultural identity. These priorities are consistent with the national commitment to climate change resilience, where climate change adaptation and mitigation. . The climate change will affect our lives, our food, our national security, our water, our ability to live where we choose, and other basic human needs. Therefore, climate resilience is a basic and fundamental issue that has to be addressed. With these basic reasons, Indonesia has taken significant steps and Real Actions to address adverse impacts of climate change. All the Indonesian stakeholders, at national and sub-national level, are consistently working hard to limit the magnitude of climate change by lowering carbon dioxide emissions as well as to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of future climate change. Indonesia believes that climate change carries serious consequences both for humans and for ecosystems.
To provide rationale of significance of addressing climate chance resilience in the context of nation’s basic principle of Wawasan Nusantara.